German intel: Syrian student says 'all Jews belong in gas chamber'
Shocking secret file exposes Israel-related antisemitism among German Muslim associations.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHALPublished: JUNE 4, 2020 22:04Advertisement
A previously classified German intelligence report on Wednesday revealed widespread Islamic-animated antisemitism among Muslim organizations in the federal republic, including defective statistics about the origin of crimes due to Jew-hatred.The German paper Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) first reported on the document that is “a special file of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution.” The federal office (BfV), which is the rough equivalent of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), noted in the file that a Syrian vocational student declared on June 4, 2018, in the city of Solingen in the middle of his lesson that “all Jews belong in the gas chamber.”The report said that on June 2, 2018, the recording clerk for a branch of the German-Turkish radical Islamic association Furkan told his guests that with respect to the children of Israel – the Jews – "don't be like beings that are worth less than animals.” He added that the Jews were the cursed and that they betrayed Moses.Lethal antisemitism targeting Israel was also present in the report. An imam who preached at a Turkish state-allied Millî-Görüş mosque in an unidentified German city on December 8, 2017, declared: "Free Palestine in no time,” adding the need to “deliver the whole community of Muhammad from the evil sons of Israel."According to the intelligence agency, there are already 700 cases listed in this "case collection of antisemitic events with a suspected Islamist background,” according to SZ.The paper noted that former interior minister Thomas de Maizière started to chronicle Jew-hatred among Muslims in 2015, including the arrival of Muslim refugees and migrants. The SZ, which titled its article "Hatred of Jews in the Friday Sermon," reported that “domestic intelligence eavesdroppers were present on both occasions” at the radical Islamic Turkish meetings.The intelligence report noted a case of another Syrian person who said in a German city on April 26, 2018, that Israelis murder babies in Palestine and Jews deserve to be beaten. Neither the city nor the Syrian were identified.The names of the antisemites were not disclosed in the SZ report.Thomas Haldenwang, president of Germany's domestic intelligence agency BfV, told the paper that antisemitism is part of the basic equipment of Islamist ideologies. Hostility to Jews is "represented by practically all noteworthy Islamist organizations that are active in Germany," whether it be Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Millî-Görüş, Hezbollah or the Islamic State.The SZ reported that approximately 20 antisemitic acts of violence by Muslim perpetrators were documented in this case collection. The paper added that there were roughly 80 antisemitic statements in the private sphere, and around 350 statements on social media.According to the paper, “The police do not count crimes committed by Muslim antisemites in a reliable manner at all.”A distorted statistical picture emerges, noted the paper, because when there are doubts, everything is lumped into the "right-wing extremist” category by the Federal Criminal Police Office, which compiles the annual crime statistics.The SZ wrote that "All official statistics, according to which 70, 80 or 90 percent of all antisemitic attacks in Germany are carried out by right-wing radicals, should therefore be read with great skepticism."Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told The Jerusalem Post that "Hiding extent of Jew-hatred taught and preached to Muslims in Germany including genocidal anti-Jewish rants, German authorities hid truth from citizens-pushing narrative they knew was false that almost all anti-Semitic hate in Germany is from extreme right neo-Nazis."Last week, Charlotte Knobloch, the president of the Munich Jewish community, told The Jerusalem Post that three German MPs should resign from the German-Palestinian Society because the organization supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. The German Bundestag classified BDS as antisemitic last year.The three MPs are the Social Democrat Aydan Özogus, the Green Party's Omid Nouripour, and the Left Party's Christine Buchholz. BDS, according to its critics, seeks the abolition of the Jewish state.
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